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Monday, October 08, 2012

Genetically Modified Food Products

Corporations peddling genetically modified food products on the American people are now spending big bucks to make sure they aren't exposed. In the battle over California's Proposition 37 – which would require labeling of all genetically modified food – big agribusiness and pesticide corporations like Monsanto and Dupont are spending tens of millions of dollars to kill a labeling requirement. Monsanto has spent more than $7 million, Dupont nearly $5 million, and Dow chemical $2 million. The opponents of Proposition 37 have outraised supporters by nearly $30 million dollars. Despite that – residents in California support the labeling requirements by a two-to-one margin. Let's hope their voices aren't drowned out by big money interests like Monsanto.

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